One way that employees can give feedback to a company, its owner, and their employer is to have the employer conduct an employee survey. Doing so gives the employees a voice, makes them feel heard, and can help business owners in a number of different ways. In fact, employee surveys provide some of the most straightforward information about the inner workings of your business, and every business owner knows just how valuable that can be.
Conducting a survey of employees may seem simple, but it can be a hassle for business owners with no experience in such matters. Fortunately, a PEO or professional employer organization can help facilitate a survey and implement any changes to HR services and business strategy that need to be taken following the survey results.
NetPEO is a brokerage service that pairs client business owners with a PEO from our extensive nationwide network. We can connect you with a PEO that suits your company’s culture and can provide you with employee survey forms and methods.
Benefits of Surveying Employees
An employee survey can provide vital information to a business owner about the status of their business and its overall culture. This can lead to significant changes and can provide insight into the direction their company needs to move in the future in order to be successful in the jobs market and beyond. Here are some of the key ways that surveying your employees can lead to a fruitful future.
Increasing Employee Satisfaction
An employee survey allows your employees to vent their frustrations, express their thoughts on the direction of your company, provide feedback on company policies, and give suggestions about possible solutions to workplace issues. More importantly, surveying your employees will let them feel truly heard and will emphasize that their opinions matter to you and upper management. Just like providing employees with high-level benefits packages, PEOs can help increase employee satisfaction through surveys.
Learn About Employee Issues
Keeping employees engaged and interested in their work (in other words, keeping them productive) relies on understanding and providing the things that increase their satisfaction with a workplace. By conducting a survey, employers can gauge how their employees feel about wages, hours, benefits, management and other leadership positions, workplace culture, ability to advance in position, and other factors that can lower costly employee turnover rates.
Compare with Other Businesses
Employee surveys can be excellent tools for judging how your company stacks up with other similar businesses in the industry. For example, if a survey shows that only half of your workforce considers themselves satisfied with their job, you can compare that with other surveys performed by similar companies to see if this is an industry average or if your business needs to improve in certain areas.
Dictate Changes to Your Company
Sometimes, surveys can be used to show the areas that need to change in your company. This can mean providing new HR services like updated employee harassment policies or strategies for resolving employer vs. employee disputes. Whatever HR needs become apparent from your employee survey, you can trust a PEO from NetPEO’s nationwide network to provide the services you need to increase workplace satisfaction.
Bringing a PEO Into the Mix
If you are a business owner with as few as five employees or the owner of a company with more than 100 employees, working with a PEO may be the best way to provide HR services and conduct surveys of your employees. In fact, the latest data from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations shows that roughly 15% of businesses in that range use a PEO with the industry growing steadily. That should alleviate any misgivings that employers may have, but it means that it may be difficult for business owners to navigate through the myriad PEOs to find the one that suits them.
Luckily, NetPEO works as a brokerage service to help client business owners with just this problem. It’s a buyer’s market for businesses looking for PEOs, and we have some of the best in the industry in our nationwide network. Backed by more than 200 years of combined experience, our PEOs can do much more than simply conduct and process employee surveys. They also provide you with such services as:
- Payroll administration
- Employee benefits management
- Development of safety protocols
- Development of company behavior policies
- Recruitment strategies
Find Your PEO Today
At NetPEO, we have industry-leading customer satisfaction and retention rates because we emphasize the needs of the client. We have representatives standing by to take down your information and offer you a FREE, no-obligation quote on our services. If you want to start working toward a better working environment for your employees, get in touch with us as soon as possible.
You can contact us online by filling out the form on our contact page. One of our representatives will be in touch with you within 48 hours. Or, if you prefer over-the-phone communication, feel free to call us at (678) 376-1212.